Synergistic antibiotic activity of volatile compounds from the essential oil of Lippia sidoides and thymol.

@article{Veras2012SynergisticAA,
  title={Synergistic antibiotic activity of volatile compounds from the essential oil of Lippia sidoides and thymol.},
  author={Helenicy N. H. Veras and Fab{\'i}ola Fernandes Galv{\~a}o Rodrigues and Arac{\'e}lio Viana Colares and Irwin R. A. Menezes and Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho and Marco Ant{\^o}nio Botelho and Jos{\'e} Galberto Martins da Costa},
  journal={Fitoterapia},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={
          508-12
        }
}
Lippia sidoides Cham. (Verbenaceae) is used in the folk medicine as topical antiseptic in skin and mucous membranes and its therapeutic effect is attributed to the thymol presence. The objective of this work was to verify the chemical composition and antibiotic modifying activity of the essential oil extracted from the leaves of L. sidoides and its major component thymol. The essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC/MS. The synergistic activity was evaluated using… CONTINUE READING
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